Gary “Buddy” Castle, age 66, of Mattoon passed away at 10:54 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at West Florida Regional Hospital in Pensacola, FL.
Funeral Services honoring his life were held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at First Christian Church with Reverend Steven Hayes and Reverend Darin Hansen officiating. Burial followed at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends was held on Thursday at the First Christian Church. Masonic Rites began at 1:30 p.m.
Gary was born on December 31, 1947 in Ashland, KY the son of Cecil R. and Gladys (Pierce) Castle. He married Charlotte Ward on August 4, 1973 in Inez, KY.
Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Charlotte Castle of Mattoon, IL; daughter, Traci (Brad) Becker of Neoga, IL; grandchildren, Abbie Becker and Austin Becker both of Neoga, IL; mother, Gladys Castle of Bermuda Run, NC; sister, Connie (Frank) Little of Bermuda Run, NC; sister-in-laws, Geneva Jean Maynard of Santa Maria, CA, Betty (Eddie) Allen of Ypsilanti, MI, Donna Bragg of Pace, FL; brothers-in-law, Sonny (Kay) Ward and Gary Ward both of Inez, KY; seven nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Castle; brother, Roger Castle; brothers-in-law, Paul Maynard and Jack Bragg.
Gary retired from Consolidated Communications after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Mattoon Masonic Lodge. Gary was an avid golfer and treasured his time golfing with his dear friends. Most of all, Gary loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Mary Smith Donehoo, 90, of Flatwoods, KY passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility.
Mary was born August 2, 1923 in Ashland, KY to the late Kelly and Minnie Fields Smith.
Mrs. Donehoo worked as a secretary to the Joint Chief of Staff of the White House General George C. Marshall. She enjoyed hobbies such as spending time with her church family and friends, communicating through CB with the nickname “Turtle Dove” that followed her throughout her life, she also enjoyed sewing, was president of the Russell High School PTA and a parent band boosters, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her late husband James Paul Donehoo Jr. in 1988, one son James P. Donehoo III in 2011, one grandchild Shannon Donehoo in 1989, and one sister Evelyn Smith in 1975.
Left behind to cherish her memory is one son Michael (Diva) Donehoo of New Port Richey, Fla, one daughter Deborah (George) Williams of Ashland, KY, three grandchildren, Yvette(James) Williams Sparks of Texas, Christopher Donehoo of Pennsylvania, and Allison Donehoo also of Pennsylvania, and many other family and friends that will miss her dearly.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Carman Funeral Home-Flatwoods. Burial followed at Ashland Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com
Elva Witten Willis, 93, of Flatwoods, KY passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Willis was born September 29, 1920 to the late Earl Witten and Elizabeth Bentley Witten Vaughn and was raised by her father and step-mother, Carrie Artis Witten.
Elva was the widow of Lloyd A. Willis who passed away on November 3, 1999. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Willis had two daughters, Carol Lee Willis and Donna Sue Willis who preceded her in death as infants. Also one great-grandson, Tyler David Baldridge, preceded her in death in 2010. Elva had several siblings who preceded her in death, two sisters; Elsie Witten Willis, Louise Vaughn Ratliff and five brothers; Elmer Witten, John Edgar Witten, Millard F. Witten, Elwood Witten Vaughn, and Bill Vaughn.
She is survived by one brother Jerald (Joyce) Witten, of Houston, TX and a sister-in-law Patty Stephens Witten, of Flatwoods, KY who have always been like a sister and one sister Katherine (Howard) Sanford of Portsmouth, OH. In addition to surviving siblings she is survived by three sons; Roger F.(Jo Ann) Willis of Flatwoods, KY, Lloyd Michael (Mary) Willis of Flatwoods, KY and Earl Wayne(Cedora) Willis of Greenup, KY. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; Diana(David) Baldridge, Darrell Willis, Danny (Valerie) Willis all of Wurtland, KY, Kevin Willis of Perrysburg, OH, Keith (Tina) Willis, Missie Daniels, and Melanie Cook all of Flatwoods, KY, and Chris( Angie) Willis of Greenup, KY, she is also survived by fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to her niece Regina Willis for her nursing care and assistance during her illness.
Mrs. Willis was a homemaker and devoted mother and grandmother to her family.
Funeral service were held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Carman Funeral Home-Flatwoods, KY with comforting words spoken by Pastors Jim Pridemore and Ben Gentile.
Burial followed at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers for Mrs. Willis will be her grandsons; Darrell Willis, Danny Willis, Kevin Willis, Keith Willis, Chris Willis, and David Baldridge.
Donations may be made in Memory of Mrs. Willis to the Tyler David Baldridge Foundation Members Choice Credit Union.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com
Elizabeth Pickles Tygart, 85, of Shelbyville, KY passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 after a long battle with lung cancer.
Elizabeth was born October 6, 1928 in Kimball, WV to the late Daniel and Elizabeth Mosco Pickles.
Mrs. Tygart was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, growing roses, fishing but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Elisabeth was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and neighbor who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Tygart in 1994, and three brothers Mike, Harry, and Donald Pickles.
Left behind to cherish her memory is her loving daughters; Priscilla Belcher of Shelbyville, KY, Teresa Lewis of Shelbyville, KY and Linda Tygart of Danville, KY, two sons; Jeff (Susan) Tygart of Ashland, KY and Daniel and his widow Kristal Tygart of Standford, KY, one brother Raymond Lee Pickles of Tacoma, WA, fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild and many family and friends that will miss her dearly.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Carman Funeral Home-Flatwoods. Visitation for family and friends will be held two hours prior to service time at the funeral home. Burial followed at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be left at www.carmanfuneral.com
Infant Blake Hunter Howard passed away peacefully and went on to be with Jesus on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
He was the son of Jessica Dawn Howard of Load KY.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Donald Ray & Jennifer Kay Brown Howard Jr. of Load; his Maternal great grandmother Laura Helen Grubb Brown of Load along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfathers David Brown and Donald Ray Howard Sr. and his maternal great grandmother Geraldine Howard,
Graveside services were held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Brown Family Cemetery in Load KY by Brother Gary Burton.
Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.
David J. Glockner, 86, of Ashland, peacefully passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, in Trinity Station Retirement Community in Flatwoods.
He was born Nov. 21, 1927, the son of the late Edward A. and Helen Folz Glockner of Portsmouth, Ohio.
He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Glockner; a son, Joseph D. Glockner; a great-granddaughter, Katie Marie Glockner; a son-in-law, Frank Quinlan; and his brothers, Lee Glockner, Edward Glockner, William Glockner and Donald Glockner.
Mr. Glockner was a Xavier University alumnus and a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church since 1968. After working at Glockner Chevrolet for more than a decade, he moved his family from Portsmouth in 1968 to Ashland and purchased Ohio Valley Tobacco Co. He became a very successful businessman and owned Ohio Valley Wholesale for more than 43 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, past board member of the Tri-State Area Boy Scout Council, past board member of the Kentucky Independent College Board, past chairman of the board of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospita, past member of the board of directors of Community Trust Bank, a founding member and past president of the Kentucky Candy and Tobacco Association and a past board member of the Ashland Alliance. Mr. Glockner was generous in supporting many different charities.
Surviving are his children, Marie (Randy) Prichard of Russell; James (LuAnn) Glockner, Edward (Rosie) Glockner and Paul (Lisa) Glockner, all of Ashland, Stephen (Charlotte) Glockner and Teri Abell of Lexington, Ann (Sam) Richardson and Colleen (Greg) Isaacs of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Margie Quinlan of Bixby, Okla., David Glockner of Spring, Texas, and Kevin (Amy) Glockner of Ironton, Ohio; 33 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his sister, Janet Gallenstein; and a daughter-in-law, Pat Glockner.
A funeral Mass will be at noon Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland by the Rev. John P. Noe. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.
Arthellia Lynn Bates, 56, of Wurtland, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 18, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Arthellia was born Aug. 17, 1957, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Dennis R. Craft and Pauline Conley Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, John Carpenter Jr.; a brother, Steven Craft; and a great-nephew, Ethan Craft.
She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Flatwoods. She loved to bake and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Arthellia will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 16 years, James Bates; four daughters, Melissa (Derek) DuFore of Ironton, Ohio, LeAnn Gartin of Wurtland, Whitney Bates of Wurtland and Kayla Bates of Flatwoods; five grandchildren, Ava DuFore, Jimmy Gartin, Gracie Gartin, Paisly Terry and Jake Hartman; five brothers, Dennis Gary (Jenny) Craft of Worthington, Robert W. Carpenter (Ellen) of Worthington, George Craft, Dan Craft and Mike Craft, all of Delaware, Ohio; six sisters, Paula Worthington of Raceland, Cathy Greathouse of South Shore, Gail (Gale) Virgin of Greenup, Treva (Paul) Bates of Danelyton, Johnda (Mark) Bates of Greenup and Denise Craft of Delaware; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.\
The funeral services were held Monday, July 21, 2014, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, by Pastor Shane Cox.
Burial followed in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
Barbara Elizabeth Rice, 61, of Ashland, passed away July 16, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.
She was born Nov. 10, 1952, in Louisa, to the late Judge Edwin D. Rice and Ann Stephenson Rice. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Rice and James Edwin Rice.
Barbara was a graduate of Morehead State University and had a master’s degree in library science. She was retired and formerly the librarian at Summit Elementary School. She was a member of the Boyd County Retired Teachers Association, the Kentucky Education Association and the National Education Association.
She is survived by sisters-in-law Dana Johnson Rice of Flatwoods and Mrs. Cathy Rice of Grayson; an uncle, William P. (Sherry) Stephenson of Huntington, W.Va.; an aunt, Jean (Philip) Modlin of Zoar, Va., formerly of Huntington; nieces Elizabeth (Brian) Fields of Missouri, Mary Rice of Lexington and Julianna Rice of Flatwoods; cousins Emilene Mayhew of Louisville, Vicki Brightwell of Louisville, Barbara Good of Charleston, W.Va., Dr. Joan Prasse of Zoar, Judy Kenaston of Beckley, W.Va., and Jane Modlin of Chesapeake, Ohio; and special friends Clyde Miles, Joan Arnett and family, Donnie Patrick, Mrs. Carla Schmock, Carol Spence and Tony Traugett.
The funeral was held Monday, July 21, 2014, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by Pastor Leo Burrell of Huntington.
Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Mack D. Hamilton Jr., 67, of Wurtland, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
He was born March 12, 1947, in Greenup, to the late Mack and Mary Riffe Hamilton. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Boggs and Phyllis Hamilton, and a brother, Leonard Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton attended Old Steam Baptist Church and retired as a heavy-equipment operator with Waste Industry. Mack enjoyed hobbies such as, woodworking, fishing, socializing with his friends, working on cars and mowing grass, but most of all, he enjoyed his grandchildren and spending time with his family and friends.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Joy Hamilton of Wurtland; a daughter, Amy (Mark) Shaffter of Wurtland; brothers Charles Hamilton and Virgil Hamilton, both of Wurtland; two sisters, Frances (Gene) Vanderhoof of Flatwoods and Janet (David) Simpson of Wurtland; and four grandchildren, Kayla Flanery, Jacob Prince, Breanna Prince and Isaiah Cummings, all of Wurtland.
The funeral was held Friday, July 18, 2014, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with comforting words delivered by Pastor Jack McCleese.
Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
Condolences may be sent to carmanfuneral.com.
John Daniel Clark, 76, of Wurtland, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
Mr. Clark was born June 1, 1938, in Raceland, a son of the late Bill and Maggie Akers Clark. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Elwood and Harlin, and two sisters, Nancy and Ruth.
He was a retired maintenance worker for CSX Railroad and a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Gumbert Clark; a son, Johnny Bill Clark of Argillite; a brother, Gary (Carol) Clark of Raceland; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Friday, July 18, 2014 at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by the Rev. Jimmy Morrison.
Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County, with graveside military rites by Kenova American Legion Post 93.
Alice Scott, 66, of Oldtown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 14, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.
Alice was born Jan. 13, 1948, at Oldtown, a daughter of Opal Adkins Reffett and the late Roosevelt Reffett.
She was a 1965 graduate of Wurtland High School, a Christian and of the Baptist faith. She loved working in her flower garden and berries.
She is also survived by her husband of 44 years, Larry Scott; two sons, Greg (Sarah) Scott and Byron Scott, both of Oldtown; a daughter, Melissa Scott of Richmond; a granddaughter, Hayden Reid Scott of Oldtown, who was a cherished blessing to Alice; four sisters, Ella Kriete of Lloyd, Nellie (Leonard) Felty of Plymouth, Ohio, Betty (Marvin) Brown of Wurtland and Frances (Murry) McDavid of Grayson; Delmar (Pam) Reffett of Oldtown, who was like a brother to Alice; four nephews, Dale (Anna) Brown of Lloyd, Richie (Pam) Barker of Wurtland, Kevin Morrison and Vernon Felty of Plymouth; a niece, Sherry (Marvin) Blankenship of Shiloh, Ohio; a very special friend, Sheila Brown; and a host of other friends, family and neighbors she cherished.
The funeral was held Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Pastor Glenn Stephenson.
Burial was in Scott Cemetery at Oldtown.
Condolences may be sent to reedfuneralhome.us